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Targeted Treatment Could Prevent Spread of Pancreatic Cancer, Heart Damage

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have shown that a new targeted treatment could benefit patients with certain pancreatic tumors by preventing spread of the cancer and protecting their heart from damage — a direct result of the tumor.

Higher levels of serotonin among other tumor secretions can cause injury to the valves of the heart over time, leading to cardiac impairment — a condition referred to as cardiac carcinoid disease — in these patients. Read more . . . 

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